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9228 No.118269   [Reply]

I am trying to reinstall the sander boxes on our trolley. I found the first one under the building and resentely found the seconed one, however the seconed one has rotted and needs to be rebuilt. The problem I face is while someone did offer to help they need to know what kind of wood it is. HOW CAN I TELL EHAT THE WOOD IS, I DON'T KNOW WOOD!



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503409 No.117851   [Reply]

Russia!

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>>117896
Russian Subway Surfers

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>>118094

Oh look, a reference to the smartphone game "Subway Surfers"!

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Lugansk beasts.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vh_5GrLYSLg - 2TE10UTK-0019A diesel locomotive with passanger trains. Mus'ka - Knyazhpogost (Emwa) stretch / Yan'yu - Synya stretch. Komi, Russia. 2014. Mikhail Petrishin / Igor Bekirov.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eHhvKwmxiHo - 2TE116-1299 diesel locomotive. Prudy - Kamennogorsk and Prudy station, St. Petersburg region, Russia. 2014. Mikhail Petrishin / Igor Bekirov.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KfJbVbrlXuU - 2TE10U-0371 diesel locomotive. Kerki - Vis stretch / Pyshor - Shor stretch / Pesets - Khanovey stretch. Komi, Russia. 2014. Mikhail Petrishin / Igor Bekirov.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bi_qh6Z7YIA - 2TE116U-0211 and 2TE116U-0293 diesel locomotives. Kipriya - Nebolchi stretch, Novgorod Velikiy region, Russia. 2014. Mikhail Petrishin / Igor Bekirov.

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Some Novocherkassk (NEVZ) locomotives by another talented Russian author.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PSx_xUcMYoA - EP20-001 with train #11 Anapa - Moscow, departure from Rostov-Glavniy station.
http://youtu.be/8f7fB_f7V6M - VL80S-1702 with freight train passing Lokomotivstroy station (the small motherland of all NEVZ locomotives).
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eEq_fi1FKcA - EP1M-650 with train #382 Moscow - Grozniy, Koysug - Kayala stretch.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6dWhjugZTZE - EP1M-762 with train #375 Gomel' - Adler, Psekups - Saratovskaya stretch.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gRCEnTdVSOw - EP20-028 with "double-deck" train #103 Moscow - Adler, Psekups - Saratovskaya stretch.

>> No.118221  

>>118211
Tell me more about these double-deck passenger cars?

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>>118221
Well, something I have said there >>118053. About cars directly, they are models 81-4465 (compartment), 81-4472 (staff) and 81-4473 (restaurant). Developed by Tver' Carriage Works (TVZ) in 2009 (certified in 2013).
Speed rate 160 km/h, tare weight 63-68 t, 50-64, berths, bogies model 81-4095 (TVZ). Also equipped with climate control, battery power supply, individual 220 V AC outlet, water coolers, multi-functional information system, 802.11 B/G/N wireless access points.
Cars on the manufacturer's website (however, I haven't found an English version), also available 3D tour (81-4465):
http:// tvz . ru/catalog/passenger/item_detail.php?ELEMENT_ID=190
http:// tvz . ru/catalog/passenger/item_detail.php?ELEMENT_ID=188
http:// tvz . ru/catalog/passenger/item_detail.php?ELEMENT_ID=187

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314172 No.118102   [Reply]

What does /rail/ think of the Tornado?

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>>118178
Is HO close enough?

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>>118201
I think he might be talking about Tornado

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>>118162

That picture is amazing. What are these rumours of a T1 being built? I haven't heard of any plans to make new-old extinct American locos. I'd like my Hudson to be Henry Dreyfuss'd if possible.

>> No.118223  

>>118175

I can be done. It's a whole other question if it should done with dozens and dozens of actually preserved engines rusting away in parks and mueseums around the country. The North American preservation movement can't muster the resources to take care of the engines we have, never mind build and run an engine from scratch.

It's a nice foamer's wet dream, but the preservation movement in the UK is a whole other game considering the resources and support we have here.

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>>118223
I agree. I personally place a higher value on preserving old, unique locomotives, especially having visited museums that are trying, and failing, to maintain theirs.

The UK seems to be taking a rather interesting meccano approach to their less serviceable locomotives as seen in >>118107 and the Barry Ten.

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>>118223
Ah, well, perhaps it requires that uniquely British brand of madness, but if Lord Foamthrottle feels compelled to export rail fanning in extreme across the pond (again?), he can do no very wrong by replicating a New York Central Hudson. They were widely admired for their purity of design, and were built to a very limited loading gauge that would permit universal operation. They had Automatic Train Stop for high-speed operation, and were rather economical on coal, speed and tonnage considered. Please, invade us and save the Yanks from a perfidy of preservation.

>> No.118254  

>>118167
The words lipstick and pig come to mind.

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>>118225

>building a steam engine from scratch in the 21st century
>No automatic stoker
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>>118256

What would be the sport in that?

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GWR_4700_Class#Preservation

The Corris also built their own tattoo class.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Corris_Railway#Preserved_railway



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599040 No.118212   [Reply]

So when are we getting that stickied new thread?

>> No.118213  

*news
Sorry about that.

>> No.118214  

The same day we get more boards, enable .webm, and Amtrak becomes wholly self-sustaining.

>> No.118215  

What news?

>> No.118216  

>>118215
>>118215
Just general train news.
You know the stuff that was talked about in >>117654.

>> No.118258  

Stickies are pointless on a slow-moving board.

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>and Amtrak becomes wholly self-sustaining.


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655530 No.118127   [Reply]

>>118094 >>118104
Moscow subway train running:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GFEygKKAcQc
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xo8SNnc19lo
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kg1NXHF857o
And even in Trainz:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jVz17FZeO9s

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>>118135

no porn 4 u!

>> No.118240  

>>118229
Looks like he had it on briefly. At least DC doesn't mess with your heart, even if it cooks you faster. There's a foot in the museum of human disease in a bottle of formaldehyde from someone working on lines who got electrocuted. Blew a hole straight through the workboots and toasted him. I imagine a similarly ugly sight was inflicted on this guy.
I'm aware of the even higher currents posed by 1500V lines. Someone in Melbourne went beyond bbq and they found his body petrified rigid, having a hard time removing it.
Or another case of someone pissing on the pantograph

>>118232
25kV is fuck that territory. As per the video of the indian guy standing on top of the train. Also likes to jump if you're within a few centimetres and goes through some shoes.

And a few classics, Sapsan and ICE
http://www.youtube.com/v/7fIdYkb7xW0
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KP0iJz0eFOs

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I hope that when these thrill-seeking idiots make that tiny mistake and wind up dead, dead, dead, that the railroad seizes whatever pitiful assets they have to pay for the clean-up and costs of delays; that they sue their parents for raising someone with less sense than a rabbit running in front of a car; that they go after the grandparents and aunts and uncles for raising such irresponsible parents; and every sibling, friend, social contact, and anyone else who was likely to know of this death-wish hobby. And being Russia, the local IPA agent who was supposed to keep an eye on the hooligan should be shot for sheer incompetence.

Train surfing = bad idea.

>> No.118249  

>>118241

>that they sue their parents for raising someone with less sense than a rabbit running in front of a car; that they go after the grandparents and aunts and uncles for raising such irresponsible parents; and every sibling, friend, social contact, and anyone else who was likely to know of this death-wish hobby

My, my, aren't we edgy today. And also in complete ignorance of the laws.

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>>118249

Although he may have been dealing in hyperbole, there are some rail carriers that sue the next-of-kin for damages should a non-employee perish from doing stupid things like subway surfing or suicide.

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>>118249
Anyone but Stalin is clearly indulging in hyperbole to convey the depth of displeasure. Under Stalin, shoot everyone connecters to the idiot, just to be sure.

>> No.118255  

Funny train surfing episodes:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nzEqgeDjlmc

>> No.118257  

I'm curious has there ever been train surfing morons on the NEC or South Shore Line who have fried themselves?

>> No.118259  

>>118232

>Category: Sports
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>>118257

I remember a story about some numbskull who tried doing that on an Amtrak NEC train in or around New York. He got zapped, and he came out of it injured and messed up but alive nonetheless. So he turned around and tried to sue Amtrak and other concerned parties.

I don't know how the story went from there.

Also, subway surfing is a serious issue on the New York City Subway. Serious enough that the MTA puts up posters admonishing against the practice.



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84897 No.117998   [Reply]

FARGO, N.D. \ The furious pace of energy exploration in North Dakota is creating a crisis for farmers whose grain shipments have been held up by a vast new movement of oil by rail, leading to millions of dollars in agricultural losses and slower production for breakfast cereal giants like General Mills.

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/26/us/grain-piles-up-waiting-for-a-ride-as-trains-move-north-dakota-oil.html

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>> No.118191  

>>118184

Actually it runs only runs on the Milwaukee Road between Chicago and St. Paul. West of St. Paul it uses Northern Pacific and then Great Northern tracks.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Empire_Builder#History

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>>118189

Are we talking about the same line? According to G&W's website, that only operates in South Dakota. I'm talking about CPR's line that shoots straight from Minot to Minneapolis.

http://www.gwrr.com/operations/railroads/north_america/rapid-city-pierre--eastern-railroad

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>>118181

>1chancanhasmap
>> No.118194  

>>118192
Correct you are: CP still has the Portal line.

>> No.118195  

>>118189
I know this is unrelated but how long do you think this oil "boom" is going to last? And when it ends are there going to be layoffs by all major Class 1s?

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>>118195

At the risk of fecalstorm on this thread, I feel the Democrats will lose the 2016 elections, and a Republican president will push for Keystone XL.
The Republicans will get their pipeline, but it's going to be a while before Keystone XL makes any difference. Once Keystone goes online, the market for used tank cars will be a glut.
However, Keystone needs to be built first...

For the railroaders already in, heads we win, tails, we don't lose, however, for the railroaders just showing up, the future is somewhat cloudy.

Of course, minor variations may affect results.

Who else saw the '60 Minutes' show about China's real estate boom about to tank out?

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>>118237

China built a lot of cities, subdivisions, and infrastructures, which nobody ended up occupying nor using. Just because they could. But you know the old saying, "just because you can, doesn't mean you should"? China didn't get the memo, now there's swathes of empty housing, empty malls, and empty skyscrapers.

As for Keystone, I hope it gets built. It is something we need. To those who cry "MUH QUEBEC" about oil trains, it would at least be the lesser of two evils.

>> No.118260  

>>118237

>However, Keystone needs to be built first...

Isn't Keystone becoming less and less necessary as other regions develop their own "oil boom"?

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>>118260

Most of the oil is coming from North Dakota, and a lot of it needs to be shipped to the Texas Gulf Coast to be refined, shipped by sea, or possibly both. As demonstrated in Alaska and elsewhere, a pipeline is the most efficient means of transport for mass quantities of liquid.



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86947 No.118137   [Reply]

So I saw (or more likely noticed for the first time) these trackers on Schneider's Intermodal containers. Read up on them and apparently they provide constant location of every container they've got 24/7 use solar panels and cell signal.

As I get most of my foam here and /r/Trains what's our "global opinion" on these? A step in the right direction, or a tool of Obama's white bawkzcars?

>> No.118138  

A great tool for shippers and share holders to make sure deliveries are on time.

And everyone knows that people are best shipped in auto-racks. Maximum packing efficiency in those tri-level ones.

>> No.118140  

From what I understand, the refrigerated containers here in Australia are like that as well. Albeit via satellite rather than cellular network and more to control the cooling systems. Then after all, it's a functional asset.

>> No.118148  

The world and culture around ISO containers is actually quite fascinating. They go everywhere, they hold (almost) everything and their simple design lends themselves easily to creative repurposing.

An ISO container winds up being the key player in William Gibson's Spook Country (which is a great read).

>> No.118149  

>>118137
Those boxes look like they put their boxes out of gauge. Presumably you'd no longer be able to pack them back to back.

>> No.118261  

They are likely 48' or 53' and thus never go on ships. just trains and trucks.

>> No.118262  

I wonder if this is what UPS uses when they're shipping piggybacks and intermodals by rail, as part of their package tracking system?



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21466 No.118143   [Reply]

Northern Pacific is best Pacific

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>> No.118203  

Speaking of luxury long distance trains are there any of them left in North America outside of the Canadian?

>> No.118206  

>>118203
Throw a private Pullman Special on the end of your choice of any amtrak train.

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EVERY railroad roster has an oddball unit, and NP's was this DRS66-1500. It was still running at the BN merger, but retired shortly thereafter.

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Old Faithful... or Mae West? Did our National Parks ever look so wankable? It was a MUCH more repressed time, remember, and this geyser could've inspired thousands of sticky imitations.

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>>118226

Holy crap, I see it too!

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Evocative pic of yard work, that happens to be on the NP.

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Let's see how many different fonts we can use on this commemorative card.

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>>118226
Not content with touting NP access to America's greatest national park, NP aggressively advertised the many scenic preserves along it's lines.

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NP advertising of the era made the Milwaukee Road's look like cheap boosterism. Only the South Shore consistently attained the level of fine art exemplified by NP posters of the era.

>> No.118252  

>>118244

You used to be able to change trains at Tacoma's Union Station for a local down to Spanaway (which, legend has it, literally means "Ten Miles Away" from Tacoma in railman-speak), and be taken by motor bus the rest of the way down to Mount Rainier NP.



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862899 No.118246   [Reply]

Don't you love disgruntled employees?

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Is it truly failure if you never tried?

>> No.118248  

>>118246
I do love myself, if that's what you mean.

>> No.118250  

>>118247

"Kill...me..."



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705807 No.118217   [Reply]

Reddy Kilowatt, didn't achieve much fame as a train, true... but became the mascot for ALL of Pennsylvania Power and Light.

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Rumors persist of illicit, late-night "couplings," allegedly with units "leased" for the purpose. Nothing was officially proven, but circumstantial evidence seems rather damning.

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>>118217

Never heard of Reddy Kilowatt. Even as PPL had a presence in Montana (had to buy the electricity from somewhere).

Now Louie the Lightning Bug, there was a utility mascot. Too bad the hippies got to him (pic related).

>>118218

A Thomas-type train in America that actually runs on it's own power? Un-heard of!

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>>118231

I was told some years ago that there are seven full-scale Thomas replicas. One of them is narrow gauge, and two of them are capable of running under their own steam.

>> No.118236  

>>118235

I've always seen them as unpowered dummies on the #1 end, with a powered pusher in the rear.



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